Well, not quite, but I was approached this afternoon by a guy down our road who asked if I was still playing darts. He’s short of lady players for the Summer and having heard that our team has 6, maybe seven when we only need four, asked if I’d consider playing for them. You may recall last Summer I, and a couple of the other ladies on our team, lost heart. There was a lot of tension and what appeared to be favouritism, a few fines that shouldn’t have happened, and some results were subsequently forfeit.
I was asked before the Winter ladies league started if I’d be captain for the summer team, but I said I was thinking of not playing this time, though if they were really struggling for a team, they could give me a ring and I’d step in if I wasn’t doing anything else.
It’s rather nice to be asked by another team to play though, but I have a loyalty to my present team, not just for the game, but for all their support last year and now. Sadly our captain for the past two years passed away at Christmas, so two of the other guys are going to share the ‘Hat’ this year.
Besides, with it being suggested pubs will be closing in the near future and social gatherings limited if not cancelled altogether to try and contain the Coronavirus, there may not be a summer league after all.
It’s our final away game tonight, and the last game at home next week. Then there is the Blind Pairs and Charity Cup matches, followed by Presentation Night at the end of the month. I don’t know how the girls feel about those, so I’ll find out tonight.
Whilst we do not appear to have any cases around us, we are not burying our heads in the sand and are still being cautious. Obviously when the holiday season really starts after Easter, it could be a whole new ball game, and both of us are a higher risk as we are in the wrong age bracket with underlying health issues. We won’t be wanting to go out and mix with strangers or visit places that are likely to be packed, so will be keeping a low profile.
Hubby has managed to arrange a telephone consultation for his appointment with the dietician tomorrow at the designated time, so that’s a relief not having to travel to one of the hospitals 35 miles away.
Here is a post I wrote recently about Coronavirus I hope it might put the situation into perspective for you! https://thediaryofacountrybumpkin.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-were-all-doomed/
Most kind Joe. We’ve got a handle on it, but obviously have concerns. Nothing local to us yet.
Dad’s Army at their best
Well get you head hunted. Well done hubby have a telephone appointment seems very clever to me 💜
It’s a relief anyway
Yes indeed 💜
It’s a good idea to put planning for future activities on hold for a while till this settles down.